HALLWAG's map of the moon's farside


An exploration and investigation of Hans Schwarzenbach's well-known map, by Danny Caes

(note: the whole content of this page should be online within a couple of weeks or months).

Alphabetic list of erroneous locations and absent nomenclature
- Although HALLWAG's map shows many of the IAU's official names (it is still a valuable source for those who want to explore the moon's farside via a map printed on paper), the alphabetic list below shows how much of them were not included during pre-press activities, or were printed at wrong locations.
- The early version of this map shows very few names, such as Jules Verne, Mare Moscoviense, and Tsiolkowsky. A small version of this early map was also included in several books of spaceflight (such as Herbert J. Pichler's Die Mondlandung; der menschheit grosstes abenteuer, or Patrick Moore's Moon Flight Atlas).
- I don't know how many times this map was (or is) updated. The version I have at home does not show the names of the STS 51-L crew at the basin Apollo (the seven astronauts who perished during the launch of shuttle Challenger in january 1986).- DannyCaes DannyCaes Jun 20, 2010
- The art to add all the absent names on the Hallwag map, with a fine Rotring drawing pen (black colored ink), is a real pleasure and a wonderful pastime!- DannyCaes DannyCaes Jul 4, 2010
- Many thanks to Jim Mosher, the explorer and investigator of the IAU's activities in official lunar nomenclature. A huge amount of Jim's research is already online in many pages of the Moon-Wiki project!- DannyCaes DannyCaes Jul 11, 2010

A
Alder (absent name)
Amici (absent name)
Anderson (printed as "Andersen")
Andronov (absent name)

B
Babakin (absent name)
Balandin (absent name)
Banachiewicz (printed east of Carnot, today's official Banachiewicz is located near Mare Smythii)
Bawa (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Belopolsky (absent name)
Benedict (absent name)
Bergman (absent name)
Bergstrand (absent name)
Berkner (absent name)
Bingham (absent name)
Blackett (absent name)
Bobone (printed at the location of Kovalevskaya Q)
Bok (absent name)
Boltzmann (printed at the location of Lippmann)
Borman (erroneous location of name, crater shows the name Lovell)
Bowditch (absent name)
Bronk (absent name)
Butlerov (erroneous location of name, printed too much southward)

C
Cailleux (absent name)
Carol (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Ceraski (absent name)
Chalonge (name too recent to be printed)
Chant (absent name)
Chawla (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 107)
Chretien (absent name)
Comrie (erroneous location of name, printed a bit too northward)
Cordillera, Montes (printed as "Montes Cordilleres")
Cori (absent name)
Coulomb (printed at the location of Kramers C)
Crookes (absent name)
Ctesibius (absent name)

D
Danjon (absent name)
D'Arsonval (absent name)
Das (absent name)
D.Brown (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 107)
Delporte (absent name)
De Moraes (absent name)
Dewar (absent name)
Diderot (absent name)
Dobrovolsky (absent name)

E
Edith (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Egnitis (an unofficial name, printed at the location of the IAU's Murakami)
Ellison (absent name)
Evans (absent name)
Ewen (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)

F
Fairouz (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Fenyi (absent name)
Feoktistov (absent name)
Fesenkov (absent name)
Finsen (absent name)
Fisher (absent name)
Florensky (absent name)

G
Glauber (absent name)
Grave (absent name)
Grissom (erroneous location of name, crater shows the name White)
Guillaume (absent name)

H
Hagen (absent name)
Harden (absent name)
Harkhebi (absent name, shows the nearside name Riemann)
Hedin (a nearside name which was printed at a crater near Schwarzschild)
Hero (absent name)
Heymans (printed as "Heymanns")
Hopmann (absent name, crater shows the nearside name Lamarck)
Husband (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 107)

I
Ibn Firnas (absent name)
Isaev (absent name)
Izsak (absent name)

J
Jarvis (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 51-L)

K
Karima (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Karrer (absent name)
Kasper (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Katchalsky (absent name)
Kearons (printed as "Kearsons")
Kepinski (absent name)
Kira (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Konoplev (name too recent to be printed)
Kosberg (absent name)

L
Lacus Luxuriae (absent name)
Lacus Oblivionis (absent name)
Lacus Solitudinis (absent name)
Lander (absent name)
L.Clark (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 107)
This map shows a large and distinct (unnamed) crater immediately east of Lebedinskiy. Together with Zhukovskiy (immediately west of Lebedinskiy) it shows up as a curious dark-floored triplet northwest of the basin Korolev.
Lenz (absent name)
Lewis (erroneous location of name, too much west-southwestward)
Lippmann (absent name, crater shows the name Boltzmann)
Lipsky (absent name)
Love (erroneous location of name, too northward)
Lovell (shows the name Borman)
Lucretius (erroneous location of name, too much northeastward)
Lutke (absent name)

M
M.Anderson (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 107)
McAuliffe (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 51-L)
McCool (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 107)
McNair (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of STS 51-L)
Melissa (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Minnaert (absent name, shows the Libration Zone III crater name Rayleigh)
Moissan (absent name)
On this map, a large and distinct (unnamed) crater is noticeable at the southern part of Mare Moscoviense (southeast of Belyaev, southwest of Komarov, northwest of Leonov)
Murakami (absent name, crater shows the name Egnitis, which could be the only unofficial name on this map)

N
Necho (absent name)

O
Oberth (absent name)
Olivier (absent name)
Onizuka (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 51-L)

P
Patsaev (absent name)
Pikel'ner (absent name)
Planté (absent name)
Poczobutt (absent name)

Q

R
Ramon (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 107)
Ramsay (printed as "Ramsey")
Raspletin (absent name)
Rayleigh (Libration Zone III crater name, printed at the location of Minnaert)
Recht (absent name)
Resnik (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 51-L)
Richards (absent name)
Romeo (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Rosseland (absent name)
Rutherford (absent name)
Ryder (name too recent to be printed, Graham Ryder: 1949-2002)

S
Scobee (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 51-L)
Shahinaz (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Shayn (printed as "Schajn")
Sherrington (absent name)
Shirakatsi (absent name)
Sikorsky (absent name, location too much toward the limb)
Sita (although officially named, formation too small to have been depicted on map)
Smith (name too recent to be printed, crewmember of shuttle STS 51-L)
Soddy (absent name)
Spiru-Haret (or Haret) (absent name)
Stearns (absent name)
Stein (absent name)
Steno (name printed a bit too southeastward)
Sternfeld (name too recent to be printed)
Swann (absent name)

T
Tamm (absent name)
Tereshkova (absent name)
Tiselius (absent name)

U

V
Vallis Planck (map shows "Rima Planck")
Vallis Schrodinger (map shows "Rima Schrodinger")
Van De Graaff (printed as "Van De Graff")
Van Den Bos (absent name)
Vertregt (absent name, which is rather strange, because the crater officially called Vertregt is quite a large crater!)
Virtanen (absent name)
Viviani (absent name)
Volkov (absent name)
Von Bekesy (absent name)

W
White (erroneous location of name, crater shows the name Grissom)
Wroblewski (absent name)

X
Xenophon (absent name)

Y

Z
Zanstra (absent name)
Zasyadko (absent name, location too much near the farside moon's western limb)
Zsigmondy (name printed too much westward)
Zwicky (absent name)

As told above (at the upper part of this page), this list is far from complete. The whole content of this ABC should be online within a couple of weeks or months (or perhaps years).
- DannyCaes DannyCaes Jun 19, 2010